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Ian Desmond went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored for the only run production of the game for the Nats who fell to the Pirates 3-1 Thursday.

It appears as your patience with Desmond is now starting to pay off, finally, as the home run was his eighth of the season and third over his last seven games. ANALYST: Michael Pichan